Client: Greycoat plc
Ludgate, London is a 13,000m2 office building originally completed in 1999, which was refurbished by JRA for Greycoat and Goldman Sachs. Located in the City of London, the building occupies a prominent island site at the junction of Ludgate Hill and New Bridge Street.
JRA’s interventions at Ludgate, London included a comprehensive internal refurbishment and the reconfiguration of the two main entrances on Ludgate Hill and New Bridge Street. The existing terraces on the 3rd and 4th floor levels were infilled to increase the net lettable office area. To improve access to external spaces and the wellbeing of occupants, a new roof terrace was provided by relocating the rooftop plant to the basement. The existing car park at lower ground floor level was replaced with cycle storage and changing facilities. Externally, JRA’s designs updated the façade by removing the existing brise soleil and replacing planters with an eaves treatment, working to enhance the character of the original building whilst modernising the external cladding.
The team targeted a BREEAM Excellent rating by incorporating sustainability measures including a new energy efficient plant and implementation of a generous cycle provision with 143 cycle spaces.